Children and Families of African Origin: A Guide for Educators and Service Providers.
Harris, Yvette R. Bergen, Doris.
Association for Childhood Education International.
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Part of a series of ACEI books that provide insights for educators and other service professionals on issues relevant to working with children and families of various ethnic, cultural, and racial groups, this book focuses on the similarities and differences among children and families of African origin, including those from both African American and African immigrant backgrounds. It includes an overview of the background and general culture of various African origin families and discusses typical family structures, general child-rearing practices, educational issues related to learning success, health and mental health practices and concerns, and specific issues related to children with disabilities or exceptional gifts. Within all chapters, the similarities and contrasts between families of differing socioeconomic and educational levels are addressed, as well as ecological factors related to neighborhoods, cultural beliefs, and broader societal issues that may affect the developmental and educational progress of African origin children. (Author abstract)
African Americans; service delivery; cultural competency; immigrants